Chesapeake Packaging Selects the New Lithrone GLX40 Carton at drupa 2012

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—June 14, 2012—Komori Corp., a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, took the first order for its newest press, the Lithrone GLX40 Carton. The purchaser, Chesapeake, a U.K.-based pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging provider, will install the six-color, H-UV equipped 41˝ press at its plant in Leicester. This purchase follows four installations of six-color Komori Lithrone S40 presses in the past two years at its facilities in Nottingham, Leicester and Belfast.

The international print and media fair marked the official launch of Komori’s GLX40 carton press. The press can be equipped with Komori’s non-stop feeder and delivery, an essential component to high productivity in carton printing plants. This high speed press handles a stock range from 8 pt. to 40 pt. board for added versatility. Additionally, when equipped with Komori’s award winning H-UV innovative curing and drying system, it delivers bindery ready sheets, further improving efficiency.

At drupa 2012, the six-color GLX40 was shown with a two-camera PQA-S inspection system. The two-camera system works in tandem on the same side of the sheet to enhance resolution and print quality accuracy, especially critical for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics packaging markets.

“The GLX40 solidifies Komori’s commitment to the carton printing market,” said Doug Schardt, product manager for Komori America. “When you combine Komori’s KHS-AI software with H-UV and the PQA-S inspection system, you get a trifecta of efficiency you can’t find anywhere else. Perhaps that is why there was extremely high interest in this new press at drupa 2012. In fact, we anticipate several placements of our newest press in the U.S. in the coming months.”

About Komori America
Tokyo-based Komori Corp., a premier manufacturer of printing presses, provides world class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering the highest level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve the higher productivity and efficiency levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.

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